Scott Johnson

Associate Director

Scott is a strong believer in open innovation and continuously experimenting with new models to drive growth. He is passionate about pursuing creative partnerships to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges and is confident that together, we can build a better future.

Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the world’s most iconic companies to rethink how they approach innovation and launch new products. His work has helped companies reignite their purpose, imagine their potential, and drive growth through meaningful innovation. Prior to joining ?What If!, Scott worked on the innovation and design firm acquisition which opened his eyes to the importance of empathy and creativity in business.

As a native Missourian, you can find Scott watching “his” Kansas City Chiefs on Sundays in the fall. As an athlete himself, he also enjoys snowboarding in the winter, golf in the summer and basketball all year round. But regardless of the season, he’s always up for a good debate with friends (ideally over great food and drinks, of course).

The ?! moment I’ve witnessed the most Passion:
In my first project at ?What If!, I was blown away by our team’s passion. Tasked with inventing new solutions to fight food insecurity, it was clear how emotionally invested everyone was to the challenge. The team’s ability to fall in love with the problem not the solution, and then harness that passion to improve both our client’s business and society, stuck with me. It has influenced how I tackle challenges to this day.

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